Our Staff

Professional Staff

Dan Bernhart Dan Barnhart, Ed.D. (Director)
Dr. Dan Barnhart serves as the Director of Off-Campus Student Services at UMBC. Before his time at UMBC he worked in Student Affairs and as a faculty member at Stevenson University and Harford Community College. Dan received a Bachelor's degree from James Madison University after serving four years in the US Army Signal Corps. He received a Master's degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from George Washington University. He is a student-centered professional who always looks for ways to connect with students in and out of the classroom. His research interests are persistence factors for veterans, commuters, and transfers.
Ben Goldberg Ben Goldberg, M.A. (Assistant Director)
Ben has been at UMBC since 2008. He received both a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Master's in Higher Education/Student Personnel Administration at New York University. Ben oversees the Commuter Assistant program, as well as other areas of the department including assessment and Neighbor Relations. He also works with transfer and veteran student programs. He enjoys helping students make the most of their unique UMBC experience. Ben is also a part-time UMBC PhD student studying Public Policy with a concentration in Educational Policy.
Lauren Tabbacchino Emily Moroney, Ms.Ed. (Coordinator for Transition Programs)
Emily has been at UMBC since July 2013, serving as Coordinator for Transition Programs in Off-Campus Student Services. A Cincinnati native, Emily graduated from Wilmington College, Ohio, with Bachelor's degrees in Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Theatre. She received her Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Dayton. Prior to her arrival at UMBC, Emily worked in New Student Programs at the University of Dayton, and as a First Year Adviser at Miami University. Emily is passionate about working with students throughout the various stages of their collegiate journeys, as they explore and embrace endless opportunities here at UMBC and beyond.
Lauren Tabbacchino Lauren Tabbacchino, M.A. (Coordinator for Commuter Engagement)
Lauren began her career at UMBC in January 2013. Lauren comes from New Jersey where she completed her Bachelor's degree in Communications at Ramapo College, and her Master's degree in Counseling at Kean University. Prior to her work at UMBC, Lauren worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Center for Student Involvement and the Women's Center at Ramapo College. She enjoys helping students develop personal and academic goals, as well as learning from and with them about campus-life at UMBC.
Melvin Green Jr. Melvin Green (Graduate Assistant)
Melvin Green joined OCSS in August 2014 as the Graduate Assistant for Veteran Student Services. A native of New Jersey, Melvin spent 7 years as a U.S. Air Force Linguist and intelligence analyst contributing to both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In addition to earning a Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs, Melvin learned Arabic, Swahili, and Pashto as an active duty service-member. Melvin is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Information Systems at UMBC.
Donnell James Donnell James (Administrative Assistant II)
Don has worked at UMBC since 2010. He assists with supervising Commuter Assistants and Graduate Assistants. In addition to his general administrative duties, Don also manages Off-Campus Housing operations and the MTA All Access Pass Program here at OCSS. Prior to working at UMBC, Don worked at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing as an Undergraduate/Graduate Academic Program Coordinator in The Acute and Chronic Care Department.